Murder by Garrote
A garrote is a handheld weapon made of wire or rope with wood or metal used a tightening tool for the strangulation of an individual.
Since it requires a great deal of strength to kill someone by strangulation this weapon makes that task easier. Soldiers are even trained in the use of garrote for a quick and silent death of sentry's.
Sadly the one death that I found by garrote in the United States was that of the Jon Benét Ramsey. That case occurred in 1990, the murder of a six-year-old child, and is still unsolved today.
You can read more of that horrid story here. Jon Benét Ramsay
The garrote was also once used as a method of capital punishment in Spain.
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